Apr 17 2010

V. Watling Street

Part 5 is online now. This is the second part of the Britannia flashback. See 6 new pages about the battle at Watling Street.
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1. Watling Stret

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Making of: This is again the living room floor set. Only some trees changed their positions. Most of the pictures on the first page of the scene were taken in the weekend shooting. So, thanks again to Chris and Peter for their support. Again I did a little F/X make-up work using derma-wax and movie-blood. But this scene turned out not as bloody as the last one.

New Characters/Figures: Suetonius is a Hannibal Lecter custom head. I found it on ebay. The Syrian archer is Saïd Taghmaoui (unknown Brand) The Slinger is Che Guevara (DID)

History: Here is the Wikipedia Link to Battle of Watling Street:

2. Boudicca’s Funeral

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Making of: same set, different light and angle. I closed her eyes by using an image of a real person.

History: There are two different versions about Boudicca’s death. Tacitus wrote she poisoned herself. Cassius Dio said she died on a disease. I followed Tacitus’ version. See the Wikipedia entry about Boudicca

3. The New Legate

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Making of: For the tent I just threw a piece of suede over three Styrofoam blocks. I added the sign of Legio XX in postproduction. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the sign of Legio XIV. So there is only the Legio XX vexillum in the scene.

Figures: For the tribunes I used the Hot Toys Christian Bale/John Conner head and a Brad Pitt head. Turpilianus is Ariel Sharon by Soldier Story. The three soldiers in the camp are from Dragon, DID and Triad Toys. And I couldn’t resist to give my MiniMe a little cameo.

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